Geotest-Marvin Test Systems highlighted a variety of new PXI products and systems at Autotestcon, including waveform generators, the Geotest Enhanced ATE System (GENASYS) platform, and a DMM.
First, the company announced the introduction the GX1120, a 2-channel PXI instrument that features both arbitrary waveform and direct digital synthesis (DDS) modes of operation—providing flexibility for generating custom or periodic waveforms. The GX1120 features 16-bit amplitude resolution, a sample rate of 250 MS/s, and 32-M samples of waveform memory, providing the flexibility to create complex and accurate waveforms.
“The GX1120 provides the features and capabilities needed by customers that are testing today’s complex communication, avionics, industrial electronics products,” said Loofie Gutterman, Geotest’s president. “By offering both DDS and Arb capabilities within one product, customers are able to replace two instruments with the GX1120—simplifying their test system and providing a lower cost solution for their signal source and waveform generation needs.”
The GX1120 is a single slot, 3U PXI module and is supplied with a a full featured API and user interface for a variety of software development environments including ATEasy, C, Visual BASIC, COM, and LabVIEW. The GX1120 can also be used with Geotest’s analog waveform development and analysis software, WaveEasy. Price: $4,995.
Geotest also highlighted the GX1649, a 64-channel PXI arbitrary waveform generator with 16-bit amplitude resolution. The GX1649 features an output voltage range of ±15 V.
“The GX1649 meets the needs for those customers who have high channel count applications for sensor simulation or for system test applications where a large number of DC/AC signal sources are required,” said David Manor, Geotest’s vice president of engineering. “The GX1649 offers market-leading features and demonstrates Geotest’s on-going commitment and ability to deliver unique and differentiated PXI products for the test and measurement market.”
The GX1649 is a single-slot, 3U PXI module and is supplied with a full-featured API and user interface for a variety of software-development environments, including ATEasy, C, Visual BASIC, COM, and LabVIEW. Price: $2995.
In addition, Geotest featured its Geotest Enhanced ATE System (GENASYS) platform, which offers digital test capabilities that can effectively address the test needs associated with legacy ATE systems, including the Teradyne L200/L300, and VXI-based digital systems.
“The GENASYS platform combines all of the benefits and performance of the PXI architecture with features and requirements found in legacy ATE systems,” said Michael Dewey, geotest’s senior product marketing manager. “The TS-323 employs our market-leading GX5960 digital subsystem and associated software tools, which provide a robust platform for addressing both legacy and future test needs.”
The TS-323 can be configured with different receiver options, allowing customers to retain their investment in fixtures and simplifying TPS migration from a legacy test platform to the GENASYS. A range of digital and analog instrument options as well as software support packages for addressing both LRU and SRU test needs are available for the TS-323 system.
The company also highlighted its GX2065 6.5-digit PXI DMM.